Really liking the bold, graphic illustrations of artist Rob Blackard. The New York/California-based designer, illustrator and product developer blends color, shape and typography in many of his pieces which he labels as a ‘playful sophistication’ style. On an interview with Creative Honey he says this about his work as a product designer and leaves an advice for entry level creators:
“Creating something that has a life or function beyond being purely visual is one of my favorite things about product design. I work quite a bit in the art/craft/DIY category. Some examples are paper crafting and fabric. People are inspired by what I’ve created and use that as a jumping off point for their own projects. They take what I’ve done and then create something entirely different and new from it. I love seeing what they come up with and I’m continually inspired and motivated by their talent and vision.”
“Be appreciative of your talents and vision. Appreciate that you are a creator and trust that everything will unfold for you in just the right way. Opportunity is all around you.”
Images: Courtesy of Rob Blackard.